Trails and Terrain
Mountain Top Express Lift (#4) got a major upgrade this summer, converting it from a 4-passenger to a 6-passenger high speed chair. With these great early season conditions, we were able to open it for the 2013-14 ski season this morning, bringing us to over 650 skiable acres here at Vail with more terrain opening every day.Read More»
Vail opened for the season Friday, Nov. 22! With a mix of great early season snowfall, colder temperatures and the hard work of our mountain operations crews, we were able to open both the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas for opening day 2013. Pics and video of the day below!
11/23/2013: TERRAIN UPDATERead More»
Time to head outside after feasting on Thanksgiving! This year, we are happy to have a full plate of activities available at Adventure Ridge. Read on for details about mountaintop activitites, terrain updates, Ski and Snowboard School openings, and on mountain dining options!Read More»
As opening day approaches Nov. 22, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.
Update 11/14/13: There will be a public meeting at the Minturn Holy Cross Ranger Station Weds, Nov 20th, read on for more info.
A few key pointers for early season:Read More»
Guest blogger Jason Schetrompf is a snowboard instructor with Vail Ski and Snowboard School.
Our enthusiasm for snowboarding can sometimes get the best of us this time of year. With the season fresh and the snow coverage not yet at mid-to-late season levels, I feel it would be good to discuss some tactics for – both riding and decision making – that will ensure that your season is long and filled with many days of shredding.Read More»
Author Jason Schetrompf is the Location Manager for the Adult Ski and Snowboard School at Golden Peak. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 2006. In addition to his duties at Vail, Jason enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with American Association of Snowboard Instructors – Rocky Mountain. He also spends time writing articles and instructional manuals for PSIA/AASI – National.
Does your mouth water with the thought of skiing or riding on wide-open, groomed runs where you can carve clean arcs on pristine corduroy? Here is a list of the top 10 trails across Vail Mountain for choice groomed terrain to practice your carving skills.Read More»
Looking to explore Vail Mountain this winter? Here’s our list trails – some historic, some just crowd favorites – that top long time Vail skier and rider must-do lists season after season.